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Orval Abbey

Notre-Dame d_Orval, Florenvill 6823, Belgium
+32 61 31 10 60
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Serenity

We came on a rainy day which may have been the reason not many visitors showed up and for which we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Radek M
via mobile
So quiet

Had a lovely trip here for the day. Very quiet. There are now books in English. We live not too far... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
chrissylux
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Notre-Dame d_Orval, Florenvill 6823, Belgium
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+32 61 31 10 60
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came on a rainy day which may have been the reason not many visitors showed up and for which we were grateful. The abbey is a serene place and you must admire how well it was chosen. The museum displays how big it used...More

Thank Radek M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely trip here for the day. Very quiet. There are now books in English. We live not too far away and will remember this for our next round of visitors.

Thank chrissylux
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful early visit to the abbey, A beautiful spring day. The grounds are lovely, peaceful and interesting. Unfortunately no English audio tapes or literature. You can buy the beer made by the monks and cheese, which is lovely.

Thank Shirley H
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

We visited almost all abbeys in Belgium, and definitely u can’t let this behind! The most beautiful, like others u can’t visit where monks lives but u can visit the old abbey and the gardens. When u leave the abbey u can enjoy a Trappist...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Did not visit the abbey proper but did make it to the cafe outside the abbey.. The food was excellent as I always wanted to try Orval cheese. i was pleasantly suprised by the younger Orval beer on draft. This is definitely a must visit...More

Thank gflamion
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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Passionate of beautiful building or just in search of a unique place in the area, the Abbey is a place for you. The ruins are just like a travel in time. Loads of signs around to give you a good inside on the life at...More

Thank Gedryk
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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Great ruins and a beautiful garden, a nice restaurant and tasting center, we had sandwiches and both a draft and a bottle, yes there's a difference! The bottles are aged and the tap is fresh.

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Interesting spot. Beautiful grounds. Neat to see all the history over the centuries. Stopped at cafe and enjoyed some of the beer that is brewed at the monastery as well as sampling some of their cheese. Was a good value for the ticket.

1  Thank kiddrd
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

The ruins were absolutely incredible and the size of the monastery is gigantic. The church is beautiful and the grounds are kept spotless. The beer was good and the cultural impression was huge.

Thank Swann90
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Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

The Abbey is stunning, and the ruins are very beautiful and romantic. I had a wonderful time just wandering around. However, like others have said, I wish you were allowed in the "new" Abbey. You can get a glimpse inside from a little window in...More

Thank Donna W
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sonjab16
20 August 2016|
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Response from Scarab00 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so, but am not sure. We were there on a weekend and could only visit the brewery museum, but not the real production. The museum was also very interesting. Maybe there are more opportunities during the working... More
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